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. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense, at her drugged driving trial, normally private, kerry kennedy opened up about her very public family. in answering the defense's initial questions, the 54-year-old described her upbringing. affectionately referring to her father, the late robert f. kennedy, as, quote, daddy. she also talked about her father's assassination. saying, quote, i have ten brothers and sisters. my mother raised us because my father died when i was 8. he was killed when he was running for president. kennedy's 85-year-old mother, ethel, who rarely makes public appearances, her sister, rory, and two of her three daughters, were also in court. the trial, now in its third day, is over a single misdemeanor count of driving while impaired. kennedy says in july of 2012, she accidentally took a prescription sleep drug with her breakfast instead of her thyroid medication. and then, she got behind the wheel. kennedy, who has pleaded not guilty, testified she felt disoriented and frightened. and says, quote, i was struggling to figure out what happened to me. >> if these jurors ag
. before him, his defense team. and at the front of the room, the judge who'll decide his fate. he denies all of the charges. hamish macdonald, abc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> on this ash wednesday, pope francis is making headlines with a new interview. he reaffirmed church opposition to contraception and gay marriage. but he said, different situations of co-habitation must be evaluated. a statement some are interpreting as the possibility that the church could be open to civil unions. the open also said, when he was young, a girl once sent his head and heart spinning. but he went to confession and it ended. and he also warned against portraying him as a superman. saying he is a man who laughs, weeps and has friends, like everyone else. a normal person. >>> and up next here tonight, "real money." the oscar selfie seen around the world. how you can make hundreds of dollars with a pictures on your phone. when we're back in two minutes. [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't u
and a trained lawyer, too. the defense claims the killing was a tragic mistake. pistorius thought steenkamp was an intruder in the home. but in court today, a neighbor described hearing blood-curdling screams from a woman, then a series of gun shots in the early hours of valentine's day last year. >> just before the gunshots, it was blood-curdling. it was something that leaves you cold. >> reporter: prosecutors now hope to portray oscar pistorius as gun-happy and reckless. this is just the first step for oscar pistorius, in what will be a long and drawn-out trial. day one is over. but there are so many more to go. proceedings will last at least three weeks. pistorius faces a possible life sentence. hamish macdonald, abc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> and on "world news" next tonight, "real money." from the car in your driveway, to your own back yard. how families are earning thousands of dollars uncovering untapped resources in their own home. and you can do it, too, when we're back in two minutes. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two thi
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